Virginia M. Wright

Virginia M. Wright

Virginia M. Wright is the senior editor at Down East.

Addie Peet rug

Addie Peet Design

Peet is one of a handful of Maine designers making hand-painted floorcloths, common home accessories in the 18th and 19th centuries, until linoleum came along, and now enjoying renewed interest thanks to the maker movement and a growing awareness of indoor allergy triggers.

Dancers in the Bossov Ballet Theatre at Maine Central Institute.

A Place of Grace

It’s not in the mountains. It’s not on the coast. But something about friendly little Pittsfield perfectly evokes the Maine community ethic. (Also, ballerinas!)